Previously, Schwarz was the meteorologist at WNYW-TV in New York, N.Y., where he reported the weather for their 10 p.m. newscast (1993-95). Before that, he served as weekend meteorologist at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in St. Paul, Minn.(1989-93).
Schwarz began his career as a weathercaster in his hometown of Flint, Mich, where he was the weekend meteorologist for WJRT-TV, the local ABC affiliate (1984-89). During this time, he also owned a forecasting service.
Schwarz earned his B. S. degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, and volunteers as an assistant coach for Youth Hockey.
Schwarz resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children.
The city's beaches were packed as the temperature reached nearly 90 degrees - about 15 degrees above normal.
Flooding continued to cause problems Tuesday across Chicago and in the suburbs, after several consecutive days of rain. Many people are fed up with the weather.
The heavy rain over the weekend in the Chicago area has left many people keeping a wary eye on river levels.
Fifty years after the deadliest tornado outbreak in the Chicago area, memories from that day still haunt survivors.
At the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Okla., their convective outlooks called for the potential of severe weather days in advance.